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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed its first status report in a sealed cover at the Delhi High Court over Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmad's missing case after the crime branch of the Delhi Police failed to trace the student.
The CBI argued that it's been merely a month since the case has been transferred to them and they require more time to investigate in the matter.
The next hearing is scheduled on August 8.
On June 29, the CBI declared reward of Rs. 10 lakh for information about the whereabouts of Najeeb. He has been missing from the campus since October 16, 2016.
The Delhi High Court handed over the case to the CBI after Najeeb's mother, Fatima Nafees, approached it as the Delhi Police failed to trace him. The court directed the CBI that the case should be monitored by an officer not less than the rank of DIG.
The Delhi Police had also declared a reward of Rs. 1 lakh for information about the whereabouts of Najeeb.
It is alleged that there was an altercation between Najeeb and the students affiliated to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on 14 October 2016.